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Additional AOBIM exam administration options, revised test schedule and postponed recertification exams announced

Monday, August 3, 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, today the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM) announced new testing options related to the upcoming certification and recertification exams scheduled to take place Aug. 18-20, 2020 and Sept. 1-3, 2020.

Candidates now have the option to:

a.) Take the exam remotely in the comfort of your home (remote proctoring).
OR
b.) Take the exam at a Prometric testing center of your choice.

In addition, please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, not all exams will be administered on Aug. 18-20, 2020, or Sept. 1-3, 2020.

If you have secured a seat at one of the Prometric testing centers for the Aug. 18-20 exam, you have the option to change your exam administration type to remote proctor. To do so you must contact Prometric toll-free directly at (800) 481-6525. Please note, should you choose to change your exam administration type. Prometric cannot guarantee the same date and time slot previously secured at the testing center.

A revised schedule can be viewed on the AOBIM Important Dates page.

Finally, the AOBIM noted which exams will be postponed until Summer 2021:

  1. Hematology Recertification
  2. Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Recertification
  3. Gastroenterology Recertification
  4. Infectious Disease Recertification
  5. Endocrinology Recertification
  6. Geriatric Medicine Recertification
  7. Rheumatology Recertification

All registration fees, will be applied toward a future examination administration, with no additional costs. Any travel arrangements previously made for the Aug. 18-20 examination should be cancelled.

The AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) implemented a policy that granted a one-year extension of board certification to all diplomates seeking certification or recertification in 2020.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we strive to ensure your health and safety while leveraging technology opportunities to enhance your exam experience. We will continue to provide you with updates as they become available.

Should you have additional questions related to the new testing options, registration fees being applied toward a future examination administration, or if a refund is required, please contact the AOBIM at AOBIM@osteopathic.org.